Surf culture is a goldmine for artistic inspiration. That creativity can be expressed through any number of mediums, from film to photography, sculptures, graffiti, or even a tan piece of leather lying with a beach chair and a beer can. At the Depart Foundation in Malibu, all of these ideas and more are featured in a vibrant exhibit called Sea Sick in Paradise. The show’s curator, Amy Yao, was very intentional in highlighting a myriad of different perspectives in the exhibit. “I’ve seen a lot of shows that were the same voices over and over,” she says. Focusing on Southern California, the show is a celebration of the vibrant and multifaceted community of people who live their lives by the sea.
The exhibit will be open in Malibu through September and will feature screenings and speakers, including the Pulitzer Prize winning author, William Finnegan.